Closely Guarded Secret

Book - 2002
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It seems almost unbelievable that 31 August 2002 will mark the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In the years that have followed that devastating tragedy, there have been several attempts to rewrite her history, or even to portray her as something other than what she was. In addition, there have been extravagant accusations and conspiracy theories about her fatal accident, all adding to the fog of myth and supposition that has gathered about her memory. The author of this remarkable memoir was a crucial figure in the Princess's life for many years from 1987. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account takes issue with many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess that have appeared in books and the media since her death, and provides an affectionate, if not always uncritical, insight into this complex, troubled, but ultimately deeply fascinating woman. Here is the authentic voice of someone who played an important role in Diana's life, becoming a friend and confidant not only to her, but to her sons as well. It is the voice of a man who is, above all, an exceptionally pe
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books, Ltd., [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781843170051
Branch Call Number: B D542W 2002
Characteristics: 256 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jobson, Robert


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Sep 19, 2017

I have read several books about Diana and this is my favorite. The author writes of what it was like to protect the princess on her excursions at home and abroad. He seems to have had a good relationship with Diana and especially her boys.

At the end of the book, he explains how the Diana's death may have been prevented if she would have accepted the security that was offered by the palace but that she did not want because of her feelings toward the royal family.


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